Hot Off the Press
Here at Interflora we get a real buzz from seeing our beautiful flowers and gifts featured in the press. It makes us so very proud that the creative talents of our wonderful florists are being recognised.
So to celebrate the very best of what we do, we’ve created our Hot off The Press page to keep you up to date with what everyone’s talking about…
Get the look with Fresh Flowers
Packed with real homes, inspirational buys and expert advice, the August issue has so many fantastic tips on how to bring a touch of vintage charm into your home. We love the way they’ve combined fresh flowers with pretty floral fabrics and retro accessories to create attractive focal points for every room in the house.
If you want to recreate the look for your home, ask your local Interflora florist for large headed roses in soft candy colours. Their blousy heads and elegant stems will look just fabulous when informally arranged in a jug or vintage container. Go on, give it a go!
Interflora wins Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011
Entitled ‘A Sense of Perspective’, the floral installation, with its unique architectural structure, has been designed by award-winning Interflora florist David Denyer. Nine, seven foot high doorways were adorned with many of thousands of flowers, each radiating a different colour.
With Interflora creating ever more contemporary and stand-out Collections, this design exhibit re-introduced many to the brand and was a showcase of the exceptional skill and creativity of Interflora and its 1800 florists.
Exhibit creator and Interflora florist, David Denyer’s passion for strong design has given him the drive he needed to compete in many competitions, he has already won five Chelsea Gold Medals and four Best in Show. He has most recently won Gold for Interflora at the RHS Autumn Show 2010 and has held the titles of Interflora Florist of the Year and Interflora World Champion.
Bournemouth-based David Denyer comments: “This is a fantastic accolade and is a testimony to the team here at Interflora who provide florists such as myself with the opportunity and platform to demonstrate our real design credentials and floral creativity.”
Rhys Hughes, President of Interflora, added: “Recognition by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show shows that Interflora has real expertise and flair for design; each and every one of our florists around the country can create something truly spectacular.”
Congratulations also go to the following Interflora florists for medals in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Young Florist of the Year competition:
Erica Tippet, Bleujen, Bude – Silver medal
Charlotte Cooke, Hilary’s Four Seasons Florist, Abergavenny – Bronze medal
Vicky Rymell, Hubbard’s, Coventry – Silver Gilt medal
Interflora can be seen in the Great Pavilion at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show until 28th May. For more information visit www.interflora.co.uk or call 0800 43 43 43.
The Joys of Spring
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Spring has arrived and there’s no better way to mark the change in seasons than by bringing the outdoors into your home with a fabulous floral display.
Period Ideas magazine just adore our beautiful Designed to Order table arrangements for Spring.
Here, we’ve combined fresh mossy greens with citrus yellows, zesty oranges and bright purples to create a striking colour palette for the perfect springtime centrepiece. Featuring an array of spring flowers from freesias and tulips to daffodils, spray roses and mini Cymbidium orchids, we’re sure you’ll agree that this bright and beautiful arrangement is a real showstopper.
If you’re preparing an Easter gathering this spring and want to adorn your home with something extra special why not ask one of our expert florists to create something bespoke for the occasion? Whether you want an extraordinary Easter gift, an elegant wreath to welcome guests or even a vase of fresh springtime blooms, our Designed to Order service can deliver it right to your door.
Interflora florists make the Independent’s Top 50 List
Monday 14th February 2011
An independent panel of experts have named the top 50 florists in the country and we’re delighted with the results.
The list, which was revealed in The Independent named 12 Interflora florists as being amongst the best- including David Ragg, the designer of our gold medal winning exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show in 2010.
Interflora florists also highly rated by the judges were; The Tomlinson Flower Company, McQueens, Design Element, Going Dutch, Sarah Horne Flowers, Plantation, Flowers by Maxwell, George Preston, Ruby Flowers, The Black Rose and Margaret Stewart Flower Design.
Commenting on the honour Sarah Horne (left) told us: “This is the second year running that we’ve been recognised and I’m absolutely thrilled. We’ve had such a great response to the article. Many of our customers are calling in to congratulate us- it’s fantastic.”
Of the 12 Interflora florists featured, four will also be competing in Interflora’s own prestigious floristry competitions due to take place in the summer. Neil Whittaker, Sarah Horne and David Gough will be competing for the title of Interflora Florist of the Year, while Karen Sherwin will be competing in the Interflora Florist of the Future competition.
Love is all around
Monday 7th February 2011
Included in a round up of the most romantic gifts for Valentine’s Day, our unusual heart shaped box featuring twelve stunning red roses is a really stylish gift. Bringing together two iconic symbols of love ; roses and hearts, this gift puts a modern twist on the traditional dozen roses and is a really great way to show that special someone how much you care.
We love how she’ll be able to make use of the luxurious heart box after the occasion too. It’ll make a great keepsake!
Deck the Halls!
Thursday 25th November 2010
If you want to deck the halls with boughs of holly this Christmas, but don’t like the idea of negotiating all those prickles, why not leave it to one of our expert florists?
Your Home magazine adored this festive garland we created for them using our Designed to Order service.
Here we’ve combined seasonal foliage with beautiful red roses, berries and natural pinecones to create this traditional Christmas garland.
Garlands are such a fantastic way of carrying your festive theme around the home. Woven around a hallway bannister, this stunning display really is a wonderful way to invite guests in from the cold. And what’s more, our garland smells as good as it looks too. Freshly scented with fragrant eucalyptus, lavender, orange and cinnamon, it will really evoke memories of Christmases gone by.
Sophie Conran Gets Ready For Christmas
Designer and cookery writer Sophie Conran has been telling House Beautiful all about her Christmas rituals. Sophie says she loves nothing better than decorating her home with her children at Christmas and it appears she has excellent taste too- as we spied one of our fabulous Designed to Order wreaths adorning the door of her stunning eighteenth century home.
If, like Sophie, you are looking for something really special to decorate your home with this Christmas why not ask one of our expert florists to create a bespoke floral arrangement just for you. The possibilities are endless when you use our Designed to Order service!
Some Christmas Inspiration
Wednesday 17th November 2010
The lovely people at The Christmas Magazine were bowled over with the creative capabilities of our florists when they saw just what our Designed to Order service could achieve.
Our expert florists created a selection of traditional and contemporary arrangements for the magazine, from magnificent garlands to elegant wreaths and show-stopping table settings.
Take a look below to see just some of the incredible designs they featured. We particularly love the calla lily mantlepiece arrangement. What’s your favourite?
Get Creative at Christmas!
The Ideal Homes Complete Guide to Christmas has so many amazing ideas for the festive season.
We particularly enjoyed their fantastic feature on Christmas wreaths. We love how the magazine shows the versatility of the traditional wreath and how it can be used indoors as well as out to spread some festive cheer.
Whether it’s for taking pride of place on your front door, or to be used as a table centrepiece complete with scented candles in the middle, we think this beautiful example from our Designed to Order service is simply stunning.